What Should We Do This Weekend? July 21-23, 2017

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1. Franklin County Fair

When: Saturday-Sunday, July 15-22, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Friday & Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday – Thursday
Location: 5043 Northwest Pkwy., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-7235

This is the 100th Anniversary of the Franklin County Fair. Visit the kids tent for activities for games, crafts and other activities!

2. Cheryl’s Summer 2017 Bake Sale at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies

When: Thursday & Friday, July 20-21, 2017
Time: Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 646 McCorkle Blvd, Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 800-443-8124

This huge 2-day sale at Cheryl’s Cookies includes up to 75% off, a free gift for the first 50 customers at the Flagship Store, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital tent with crafts, face painting, snacks and more! Each day there will be visits from your kids’ favorite characters like Anna, Snow White, Iron Man and more! Check the link for character appearance times!

3. Westerville’s Touch A Truck at the Westerville Sports Complex

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 325 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 614-901-6500

Kids can get up close to fire and police vehicles, construction equipment, the Westerville Public Library delivery van  and more!

4. KidX Club: To the Moon & Back at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

The KidX Club takes place at the outdoor fountain area. This week there’s a space theme and kids can explore space with Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Rey and make slime! In addition, Charleys Philly Steaks will be on site with free lemonade and a prize wheel! If you mention this event at the Charleys Philly Steaks at Polaris mall you can get a free kids meal with the purchase of any combo.

**ALSO – if you post a photo at this event and tag Charleys Philly Steaks AND my blog (What Should We Do Today Columbus? or @whatshouldwedotoday_cbus) you will be entered into a drawing to win $50 in Charleys Cash! Be sure to use the hashtag #mycharleys ! Your post will need to be public to be seen and entered into the drawing!

5. ArtWalk in Downtown Lancaster

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Lancaster
Phone: 740-277-6607

This is the 30th annual ArtWalk in downtown Lancaster! Event includes a juried art show, live music, street performers, food trucks, and local vendors! Specifically for kids, Aha! A Hands-On Adventure will be making hosting an art activity for kids and there will be face painting, tattoos and hair painting!

6. Summer Family Night at Hilltop YMCA

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 2879 Valleyview Dr., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-276-8224

This activity at the outdoor pool includes family-friendly activities! It’s free for members or $15 per family.

7. Gahanna’s Great Outdoors Annual Summer Park & Rec Party

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: 150 Oklahoma Ave, Columbus, OH 43230
Phone: 614-342-4250

Gahanna Department of Parks and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation month with karaoke, kayaking and canoeing, games, inflatables, food trucks, live music and a showing of the movie SING at 9:30 PM!

8. The Main Event at the Bexley Community Pool

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 2100 Clifton Ave., Bexley, OH 43209

Bexley Main Event is happening at the Bexley Pool this month! There will be food for sale, Johnson’s Ice Cream truck and the opportunity to watch Zootopia from the pool! No rafts allowed! The movie will start at dusk.

9. Popcorn Pops We’ve Got Rhythm at Columbus Commons

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 160 S High St., Columbus, OH 43215

This is a special kid-friendly concert with the Columbus Symphony that also includes free popcorn, activities like face painting, art projects and trying out musical instruments! There will also be the Columbus Commons Family Fun Zone with inflatables and open play activities. Gates open at 5:30 PM for the activities and the concert begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10/piece. Children under 2 are free. Afterwards, stay for the . . .

10. Free Movie at Columbus Commons

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 8:15 PM
Location: 160 S High St., Columbus, OH 43215

If you come for the Popcorn Pops, you can continue your fun evening by watching The LEGO Batman Movie! Or come down to the park after the ticketed event and watch the movie for free!

11. Movies at Mingo

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 7:45 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 500 E. Lincoln Ave., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-203-3051

This month’s movie is Moana! Activities like hula dancing and hula hooping start at 7:45 and the movie begins at 8:15 PM! Kona Ice will be sold! Bring blankets or chairs and snacks!

12. Eastside Movie Night – “Pete’s Dragon” at Veritas East

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: 2866 Noe Bixby Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: 614-297-8442

The free movie this week will be Pete’s Dragon! Bring a chair or blanket!

13. Movies in the Park at Westgate Recreation Center

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-645-3264

Celebrate Christmas in July by watching A Christmas Story in Westgate Park. There will be Christmas cookies for sale to benefit the Westgate Recreation Center.

14. Dressing Victorian at Ohio Village

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 614-297-2300

Try on Victorian fashions, make crafts from the 1890’s, see demonstrations from the Victorian era and more at Ohio Village! Included with general admission or membership.

15. A Day in the Park at American Legion Park

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 500 Park Ave, Marysville, Ohio 43040
Phone: 937-645-7350

This celebration of the City of Marysville’s Park system includes free admission to the Municipal Pool from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, a mechanical shark, live music, free hot dogs and refreshments and activities for all ages!

16. Movie Night in Huber Park

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 1520 Davidson Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: 614-322-6800

Family-friendly activities begin at 6:00 PM and the movie, The Good Dinosaur, starts at dusk!

17. Sundays Farmdays at Burnt Toast Farms

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 18230 Raymond Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 614-547-3276

Sundays on the farm include the opportunity to meet the alpaca, stroll through meadows, play games or volleyball and have a picnic. There will be complimentary refreshments and impromptu barn tours, lessons and garden walks!

18. WOSU Kids at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St.., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-4848

WOSU Kids is a new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and they are providing a fun day of art exploration at CMA! Peg + Cat will be there and the art museum is free on Sundays! (Parking is $5 for non-members).

19. 2017 Chadwick Arboretum Open House

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-688-3479

This annual open house event includes canoeing, fishing, entertainment from Sock Hop Soda Shop, a display of local bees, tours, educational displays, a tree scavenger hunt, and free root beer floats for the first 300 guests! Make sure to check the link for the exact location of the Arboretum and parking info!

20. Zoo Animals at the Library at Bexley Public Library

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2411 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-231-2793

The Columbus Zoo will be visiting the library to teach kids about the animals that travel with Jack Hanna. They will be bringing some animal friends with them for an up-close encounter!

Need more? Make sure to check out Summer Nights in Columbus: Something to do Every Night of the Week!


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Mark Your Calendar: Jerome Village Community-Wide Open House Event

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Is your family in the market for a new home? How about one 5 miles from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium?! Here is an event you might want to check out this weekend! I’m partnering with Jerome Village to tell you about their community-wide Open House event this Sunday, July 16 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM! To celebrate, I am giving away a $25 gift card to Pasquale’s Pizza & Pub to one lucky winner! (Enter on my Facebook Page!)

The following information and photos were provided by Jerome Village.

Homebuilder representatives will be onsite throughout five of the twelve Jerome Village neighborhoods to provide information about the opportunities available and answer any questions. The following builders will have model homes open for touring:

Arrowwood Neighborhood – 3 Pillar Homes – 10602 Arrowwood Drive
Arrowwood Neighborhood – Compass Homes – 10626 Arrowwood Drive
Courtyards at Jerome Village – Epcon Communities – 10312 Silverbell Drive
Dogwood Neighborhood – Rockford Homes – 7157 Dogwood Dr.
Dogwood Neighborhood – Schottenstein Homes – 7163 Dogwood Dr.
Eversole Run Neighborhood – Coppertree Homes – 11363 Winterberry Dr.
Wren Wood Neighborhood – Fischer Homes – 8005 Ilium Way
Bob Webb Homes – 7211 Craigens Ct.

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Located in Jerome Township within the Dublin City School District, Jerome Village is a 1,500-acre residential community that will eventually include more than 2,200 single-family homes and 1.5 million square feet of commercial office and retail space. The design of each of the 12 existing neighborhoods within Jerome Village carefully integrates the site’s rural integrity. Close to 600 acres of woodlands, meadows and natural green space has been preserved and protected. The community’s parks, tree-lined parkways, wetlands, creeks and ponds serve as stunning natural anchors. The nature trails and walking paths throughout the community tie into the Glacier Ridge Metro Park and provide more miles of fun, exercise and natural beauty. For more information about the Jerome Village visit www.jeromevillage.com.

A few facts:

-Jerome Village includes over 1,500 acres, 900 of which are currently developed/ under development; features 13 different neighborhoods with 13 active builders.

-Jerome Village offers a wide variety of home styles and price points ranging from $350,000 up to $1.5 million+

-Jerome Village has one of the most affluent demographic profiles in Central Ohio, includes Dublin City Schools – a school district that has received the state’s highest rating for the last 9 consecutive years and a master planned project with around 600 acres of woodlands, meadows, parks and green space.

-Conveniently located less than five miles away from the Columbus Zoo, the project features a 15-mile network of walking and nature trails and a community center with a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, meeting space and workout facility.

On the day of the event:

-Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub will be open to the public for lunch and dinner, so plan your day accordingly.

-Attendees can enter a drawing at each model home visited for a chance to win a Columbus Zoo membership.

This post was sponsored by Jerome Village but any opinions stated here are my own.

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What Should We Do This Weekend? July 14-16, 2017

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Did you see this week’s post: Summer Nights in Columbus: Something to do Every Night of the Week? Check it out for a list of summer events happening all throughout the week!

1. Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. at the Coffman Park Amphitheater

When: Monday – Friday, July 10-14, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 5200 Emerald Pkwy., Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-410-4550

Watch this adaptation of Disney’s Little Mermaid in the outdoor Amphitheater! Tickets are $5/person.

2. Steam Threshers Festival in Pastime Park

When: Thursday – Sunday, July 13 – 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 344-350 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-270-0007

This annual show includes a large tractor and engine display as well as nightly entertainment featuring lawnmower races, horse pulls, truck and tractor pulls and a parade! $5/person. Children 12 and under are free.

3. Picktown Palooza in Olde Pickerington Village

When: Thursday – Sunday, July 13-16, 2017
Time: Thursday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Friday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 100 Lockville Rd., Pickerington, OH 41347
Phone: 614-379-2099

This is a 4 day celebration of community that includes live entertainment, the Freedom 5K and Kids Fun Run, carnival rides, a car and bike show, food vendors and Kids’Corner and more! Tickets can be purchased online.

4. 80th Birthday Celebration at Krispy Kreme

When: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Location: participating Krispy Kreme locations

If you buy one dozen donuts at regular price, Krispy Kreme will sell you a second dozen donuts for $.80 on Friday to celebrate their 80th birthday!

5. KidX Club: Backyard Biologist

When: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy. , Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

Preservation Parks of Delaware County will be at this week’s KidX Club to help kids explore life outdoors! This event takes place at the outdoor fountain area of the mall. Bring a book to donate for the Columbus Metropolitan Library and children will pick out a treat from the treasure chest! Also, kids eat free at the Pub on Fridays!

6. From Book to Film at Gateway Film Center

When: Friday-Thursday, July 14-20, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-4433

GFC has partnered with Columbus Metropolitan Library to bring your family these great films inspired by books! This week’s film is Spy Kids. Daytime admission is free with your library card!

7. Flicks on the Bricks at Hilliard’s Station Park

When: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 4021 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026

This fun evening at Hilliard’s Station Park has a Christmas theme! There will be live reindeer, santa, a snow machine and live snow globe, snowball game and more! The movie being shown is Christmas Vacation!

8. Movie at the Park at Stradley Park

When: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Location: 36 S. High St., Canal Winchester, OH 32926

Storks is the free movie being shown in the park on Friday night! Canal Winchester Human Services will be collecting donations of diapers and baby items for the Community Food Pantry. It is suggested you arrive early to get a seat!

9. Westgate Farmer’s Market the West Gate Masonic Lodge

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 2925 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204

The Westgate Farmers Market happens on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month and includes local vendors, fresh produce, food trucks, kids activities and live music! This week’s food trucks are Explorers Club, Erin’s Lunchbox and Cream & Sugar!

10. 10TV & Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Big Meadows Picnic Area, 9466 US-23, Lewis Center, OH 43035

This free family celebration of summer includes playing in the creek, rock climbing, sack races, live animals and lots of other outdoor activities! Channel 10 news anchors will be on site all day as well!

11. Franklin County Fair

When: Saturday-Sunday, July 15-22, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Friday & Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday – Thursday
Location: 5043 Northwest Pkwy., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-7235

This is the 100th Anniversary of the Franklin County Fair. Visit the kids tent for activities for games, crafts and other activities!

12. Sensory Friendly Films: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-4433

This special showing is for families and individuals with autism or developmental disabilities. The show will be at a lower volume and brighter atmosphere. This is a free event featuring the movie based on the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

13. The Turtle Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

The Turtle Lady will be on site with her turtles! Kids can make a turtle craft, too! Free with admission.

14. Delaware Family Festival at Andrews House

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015

This Block Party style event includes music, food, face painting, free haircuts, caricatures, games, crafts and more! Free lunch from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM!

15. From Book to Film in Topiary Park

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: Dusk
Location: ​480 E. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

Movies at Topiary Park include free popcorn, a food truck and activities. This weekend’s movie is Curious George!

16. National Ice Cream Day Deals around Columbus

When: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Make sure to follow my Facebook Page for a fun giveaway on National Ice Cream Day (Sunday)!

17. West Side Community Baby Shower

When: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2622 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH 43204

If you live on the West side of Columbus and are pregnant or have a baby under 3 months old, you are invited to the Westside Community Baby Shower! There will be prizes, giveaways, free diapers, food, Community Health Workers and more! You can also donate diapers, food and baby items to this event. See all the info at the link above!

18. Summer Reading Road Trip at Fundamentals Children’s Books, Toys, and Games

When: Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 25 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-0290

Join in this reading festival hosted by Scholastic and Fundamentals  where there will be giveaways, crafts, games and your favorite Scholastic book characters! There will be 3 author/illustrators in attendance as well! See more about Fundamentals here.


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